How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Mali

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Malian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Malian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Mali these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using their Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Mali from a different country make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Malian place such as Bamako or Sikasso we suggest referring to the Mali Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Malian power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Mali

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Mali?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Malian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Mali?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Malians use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Malian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mali using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Mali?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Malian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from the Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15.
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.